The RIBA has now published ‘Ten Principles for Procuring Better Outcomes’ following focus group feedback. The document has been developed to help decision-makers within client organisations get the best possible outcomes when they procure architectural services, further to the Public Contract Regulations 2015 which came into force in March. Please see the digital version on […]
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The CIBSE Technical Memorandum, TM57: Integrated School Design, was launched on 16th April 2015. Copies of the document can be downloaded from the CIBSE website. Co-editor Dejan Mumovic discusses the document in the Schools and Education Special Supplement of the CIBSE Journal. Other authors include SPACES members Greg Keeling and Richard Daniels.
Based on the results of the HEAD Project (Holistic Evidence and Design), funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, clear evidence has been found that well-designed primary schools boost children’s academic performance in reading, writing and maths. Further information can be found on the BBC website and the complete report can be downloaded […]
This YouTube video about acoustics by Ecophon shows the difference that can be achieved by fitting acoustic ceilings and wall panels in schools.
A copy of the CIBSE AM15 Biomass Heating 2014 applications manual can be downloaded (for free after registering) from the CIBSE website. It will be of interest to all of those that are involved with the design of biomass systems with biomass boiler outputs in the range of 50 kW to 5 MW burning woodchips […]